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Social Work Licensure

Licensure Information

The Social Work degree is designed to potentially lead to professional licensure as outlined by individual state boards. Before enrolling in this program at Liberty University, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Social Work licensure for their particular state. More specifically, students should be aware of the following before enrolling in Liberty University’s Social Work program:

  • State regulations regarding licensure opportunities if an applicant has a previous felony conviction.
  • State regulations regarding the type and number of academic courses and practicum/internship hours.
  • The state accreditation requirements for educational institutions.

 

Some states require social workers to be licensed in order to practice social work while other states allow professionals with a BSW or MSW to provide social work services without a license.

Prospective students should be aware that each state has different professional licensure and certification requirements governing various occupations. Liberty University works to confirm if its educational programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the Commonwealth of Virginia and updates this information each year. Students who plan to pursue licensure outside the Commonwealth of Virginia should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. Students are ultimately responsible for verifying their individual eligibility for state licensure and satisfying any requirements imposed thereby. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements.  Students are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and obtain additional guidance as needed from the respective licensure board.

State Licensure/Certification

View the licensure/certification requirements for your state.

Location Change

At any time you may notify us of a location change that could affect your licensure disclosure information. We require that you provide us official notification by completing the State Change Notification form. Any address changes done through your myLU portal will not be considered an official address change and will not generate an updated disclosure.